The team behind pioneering funding platform CrowdJustice has launched a technology platform for law firms aimed at helping them “digitise the client journey”.
Legl provides firms with off-the-shelf tools that facilitate online payments, streamline compliance checks to ease client on-boarding, plug into crowdfunding, and manage group and multi-party actions.
It is now CrowdJustice’s parent brand. CrowdJustice has partnered with over 350 law firms to fund cases and processed more than 300,000 payments from consumers directly to firms’ client accounts.
Founder and CEO Julia Salasky told Litigation Futures that around 16 firms have signed up in the first month – “from high street firms to high-end litigation boutiques”.
“Working closely with so many law firms and legal services providers across different types of law and different size firm, we observed that most – regardless of size or revenue – tend to have a disconnect between what clients expect, and what lawyers provide by way of overall experience, outside of substantive legal advice…
“Legl brings our technology to bear to address more inefficiencies in the legal industry and is another step forward in our mission to create a legal services market which works for everyone.”
This is the latest commercial expansion by CrowdJustice, which earlier this year launched a private, invitation-only fundraising tool that it says will allow a broader range of clients to afford legal services.
CrowdJustice Private enables clients to raise funds in a “controlled environment”, where only the people they invite have access to their funding page.